Wyoming News Exchange

ROCK SPRINGS — There was a sigh of relief among representatives for public libraries and art institutions as the sponsor of an obscenity bill suggested that her draft “be put on hold’ during the senate education committee meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the state capitol in Cheyenne. Before the...
CASPER — The Legislature wrapped up its fourth week in session on Friday, finishing up final budget amendments despite a power outage at the Wyoming Capitol.    The end of the week marked the halfway point of the session. Friday was also the last day for bills to make it out of committee, meaning...
CHEYENNE —Data from the early pandemic years shows that more people migrated into Wyoming than left the state, and most came to the Equality State from Colorado.   An influx of people from the Front Range means potential new businesses and additional workforce, but also puts a strain on the Capital...
CASPER — As lawmakers continue to debate how to address Wyoming’s troubled housing market, a legislative panel narrowly rejected a bill to create a state housing trust fund.    A housing trust fund, at its most basic, is a standing pot of money for housing needs. Typically, a portion of that money...
ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — According to city officials, the deer population within the city limits of Green River increased by 15  compared to last year. Green River Chief of Police Tom Jarvie said several officers from the police department, Wyoming Game and Fish and volunteers did the visual count...
JACKSON  (WNE) — A former Jackson resident died in Ukraine Thursday, making him the seventh American to die in that conflict. Pete Reed, 33, was working as a volunteer for Global Outreach Doctors in Bakhmut when his ambulance was shelled Thursday. The area is in eastern Ukraine, an area of heavy...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — From third quarter 2021 to third quarter 2022, Wyoming added 5,955 jobs (2.2%), and total payroll rose by $396.7 million (11.3%), according to a news release from the Department of Workforce Services. Despite the recent job growth, employment has not fully returned to pre-pandemic...
JACKSON — Wyoming lawmakers in the House passed two bills Thursday to expand property tax relief programs.   The votes came in the wake of a year when many homeowners across the state saw double-digit property tax rate increases.   Fetching unanimous House approval were amendments expanding the...

A hunting license fee hike being considered by the Wyoming Legislature would boost the cost of a nonresident any-sex pronghorn tag from $288 to $874, but that 300% increase would only apply to 40% of nonresident licenses. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

CHEYENNE—A once-dead measure that would boost the price of some nonresident deer and pronghorn hunting licenses by as much as 300% has been revived.   Although it enjoyed support from a Gov. Mark Gordon-appointed committee and hunting advocacy groups, Senate File 60 – Nonresident hunting license...
LOVELL — Senator Dan Laursen, R-Powell, has filed a resolution calling for a convention of states to propose various amendments to the United States Constitution.   The resolution, SJ0011, passed out of the Corporations Committee Thursday with a 3-2 vote and passed second reading in the Senate...

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